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Radar Product Central Collection/Distribution Service (RPCCDS)

Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD) makes conventional reflectivity observations and also uses the "Doppler effect" to measure motion of clear air and atmospheric phenomena within storms. The maximum range of NEXRAD is 230 kilometers (125 nautical miles). Although NEXRAD is land-based, there is some radar coverage offshore. The greatest offshore coverage is along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

External NEXRAD Radar data users can receive products through the Radar Product Central Collection/Distribution Service (RPCCDS) by a variety of means. Visit the RPCCDS Webpage for further details.

NEXRAD Doppler Radar images are available on the Internet from the NWS Homepage and local NWS Forecast Offices.

NEXRAD Doppler Radar images may also be found on local cable channels and the Internet webpages of local media including TV stations, radio stations and newspapers as well as others. Use one of Internet search engines to search on topics such as "NEXRAD radar".

An archive of NEXRAD data is available at the National Climatic Data Center.



National Weather Service
Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services
Marine and Coastal Weather Services Branch (W/OS21)
Last modified: Aug 09, 2013
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